A trip out to North Wales to add a few year ticks was very enjoyable. Once again there was very little in the way of sunshine, but the birds on offer more than made up for that. I started at Rhyl to add a Scaup. I had already picked up a Lesser Scaup in Scotland, so to get the pair so early in the year was great. It has been a few years since I last saw one, so was pleased to see it playing ball not too far out on the lake.
I moved on to the Little Orme where an Iceland Gull had been for some time. It took me a long time to locate it, looking down onto a shingle bay that was the perfect camouflage for the bird. After quite some time it appeared from behind a rock. A cracking gull which then took flight around the bay giving some very good views.
Also here at the Litte Orme, I managed to tick off Shag, Red-throated Diver, Fulmar, Eider, Guillemot and Razorbill. A good day out all round.
A great day of birding by any measure.ReplyDelete
The details on the feathers of the Iceland gull in flight are beyond belief. Stunning.ReplyDelete
Beautiful images, especially the Scaup.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great outing. Beautiful photos and bird sightings. I would love to see the Razorbill. The Red-breasted Mergansers in flight is awesome. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend.
Beautiful images, especially liked the flight shots.ReplyDelete
Not having full sun probably helped your photos. It's so bright here most of the time that everything is reflective! Love seeing some of the birds you saw. Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
A successful trip! Great shots.ReplyDelete
I love photos of birds in flight - yours are wonderfulReplyDelete
Great shots an nice ducks.ReplyDelete